Let’s take a look at how each team got here.
Record (5-2): Won VU, @UT, @UGA, AUB, @ALA. Lost @MISS, USC
Strengths: Scoring and half-court defense.
Weaknesses: Consistency at the point-guard position. Experienced depth. Open bar in hotels on the road.
Record (4-2): Won @VU, SC, @UGA, FLA. Lost UK, LSU
Strengths: Athletic ability creating mismatches, offensive rebounding, full-court and inbound ball defense.
Weaknesses: Intelligence, leadership, free-throws, 3 point shooting. Multi-religious headwear.
Record (5-2): Won AUB, FLA, MISS, VAN, UK. Lost @LSU, @UT
Strengths: Leadership (both coaching and on-court), depth at guard, 3-point shooting (6 guys over .350, team shooting .380)
Weaknesses: Consistency on the road, guard-play, turnovers. Names like Evaldas, Brandis and Zam.
Strengths: Guard play, 3 point shooting, full court defense
Weaknesses: Defending and scoring on bigger players. Team looks like a toolbox.
So there’s a quick look at how we got here. If we compare head-to-head results for these four teams it comes out like this:
S Carolina 2-1
We should do well to learn a little more this week with the SC-FLA rematch Tuesday night. Kentucky, with only 1 game this week, takes on Mississippi State at home and Tennessee travels to play an Arkansas team that is looking quite scary, then heads down to the plains to take on Auburn.
If I were to prognosticate, and I’m known to do so at times, I’ll take the SEC-E to finish like this.
4. South Carolina
5. Kevin Stallings is a tool
6. Cleveland Felton’s folly
Also, a quick note to all 6 teams… beware of LSU. They are big, tall, and angry.